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Lorraine Pettit - Costume Shop Manager UAF

resume page herehas worked in both theatre costuming and industrial sewing for more yearsthan she cares to count. In her varied sewing career she has been costume shopmanager at UAF for 6 years, College of Marin for 4 years, a pattern drafter and sample seamstress for (when it was in San Rafael, CA) assistantmanager for Alterations to Go in Larkspur, CA, and sample seamstress for Christie'sLeather among many other jobs. Lorraine does, and is now learning

jewelry design and fabrication in addition to all these great projects you see below:

Tlingkit inspired wedding dress with cape, designed by Tara Maginnis, and executed by Lorraine Pettit.

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"Bugwing" Corset of iridescent vinyl coated fabric for How Santa Got His Groove Back, KDQshow, designed by Jess Pinnow, and made by Lorraine Pettit:

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Costume for

Kartasi made from videotape. Design by Tara Maginnis


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The completed costume built by Lorraine Pettit

Photos6Mvc-016f.jpgSome Dance Costumes in Stretch Fabrics:

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Hamlet Dreams

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Don Juan

Patterning for

TheMikado

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Tap dancing Penis and Vagina costumes designed by Tara Maginnis for

Lysistrata,built by Lorraine

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Jacket conversion, with working welt "lips" pockets for

The Successful Life of 3


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The original suit jacket:


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The makeover by Lorraine:

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Detail of the welt pocket:

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Clear plastic Tailcoat and translucent organza sack suitfrom

The Importance of BeingEarnest designed by Tara Maginnis and cut and made by Lorraine

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Victorian Period show,

MissJulie, for which Lorraine built her first (of many) corsets, and this bustledress:

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Foam sculpture costumes from

Alicein Wonderland: designed by Tara Maginnis and built by Lorraine

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A strawberry costume made for the American Cancer Society, based on a commercial pattern


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From another "hippie" version of

Alice in Wonderland, a "beanbag chair" that converts to a costume for humpty-dumpty:

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"Nordie" Star Mascot costume for newspaper The Northstar Weekly designed and made by Lorraine


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A foam sculpture fish for Jugger's Rain at FDA Designed and made by Lorraine

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Vinyl sissy-maid outfit built for

12thNight:

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Plastic Armor by Lorraine Pettit, designed and built by Lorraine to mesh with the rest of the costume design by Tara Maginnis for

Kartasi

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Felt and Buckram Armor for the Statue in

Don Juan

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Headpiece for Slime in

Kartasi. Design by Tara Maginnis


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Lorraine Building the Paper-mache headpiece:

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The completed headpiece:


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Dior style ball gown for

TheStronger, design by Tara Maginnis,

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built by Lorraine

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Two costumes Lorraine built for

Earnestand

Liaisons in the UAF Museumexhibit "Made In Fairbanks": (see two sections below)

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Coat and vest made for

LesLiaisons Dangereuses designed by Tara Maginnis and cut and made byLorraine

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Translucent frock coat and vest from

TheImportance of Being Earnest designed by Tara Maginnis and cut and made byLorraine

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More costumes built for

LesLiaisons Dangereuses designed by Tara Maginnis and cut and made byLorraine

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Photos1Mvc-005f.jpgLenticular Iridescent Vinyl coat with fake fur lining, Designed by TaraMaginnis and Lorraine Pettit, made by Lorraine Pettit.

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Costumes designed by Lorraine Pettit for Athena at FDA, 1993:


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Some custom Wedding and party Dresses for various folks at UAF:

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Knitwear and Crochet Designs:

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18th century style leather "pirate" hat

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Body painting of a comic book character

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